JACK Wright's (@JackWright_BSB) brilliant Bet of the Day continues on Monday as we head to Portugal.
Portimonense vs Moreirense | Monday 10th May 2021, 18:00
It’s back off to Portugal to start the week as Moreirense look to end a five-game winless run to keep in the hunt for a top-six finish and European qualification – they visit a Portimonense side who know a victory should secure their Primeira Liga status for another season
However, as you won’t be surprised to read it isn’t the result I will be focusing on here or even the number of goals scored but of course our good friend the cards markets.
In a game that holds interest at the both ends of the table we can be assured of a high-octane clash so to complete the jigsaw we just need a referee not afraid to dip in to his pocket.
Good news for us is we have Fábio José Costa Veríssimo holding the whistle – a man who provided us with recent Bet of the Day winners in Rio Ave v Sporting, with nine yellows, one red and Maritimo v Braga which had seven yellow cards.
The 38-year-old has official has only taken charge of one of these sides once this campaign when Portimonense fell to a 2-1 home defeat to Santa Clara, a match which saw him dish out three yellow cards to Paulo Sérgio’s side amongst a total of nine cautions!
A repeat of that on his second visit to Estádio Municipal de Portimão would be perfect especially with what looks a cracking bet using the build #YourOdds feature with William Hill.
Over 1.5 cards for both teams works out at a tasty looking 1/1 with both these sides drawing cards against them on a very regular basis.
Moreirense have seen their opponents pick up at least two cards in each of their last 15 fixtures – with Portimonense drawing two or more cards from their opponents in seven of their last 10 games.
All of which points to a confident Bet of the Day selection to see both sides picking up the necessary cards here.
Portimonense vs Moreirense – Both Teams Over 1.5 Cards (1/1 William Hill)